Household Income: 2012. By Amanda Noss, Issued September 2013.
“This report presents data on median household income at the national and state levels based on the 2011 and 2012 American Community Survey (ACS). Estimates from the 2011 ACS and the 2012 ACS show no significant change in median household income at the national level and for most states. National and state-level income trend data back to the 2000 ACS are also discussed, along with 2012 ACS metropolitan area income estimates. The ACS provides detailed estimates of demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics for states, congressional districts, counties, places, and other localities every year…The ACS 2011 U.S. median household income was $51,324 and the ACS 2012 U.S. median household income was $51,371. This is the first time since the 2007 ACS that median household income did not decrease. From 2006 to 2007 there was a significant increase in U.S. median household income of 1.9 percent.”